When it comes to calculating real value, I’m a firm believer that the ultimate shopping find is a classic designer item at a contemporary price point.
With that mind, I set out to find the best workwear value available this week. I figured it would be a nice back-to-school treat for those of us who are firmly entrenched in the working world. I think you’ll be pleased with what I uncovered.
I stumbled across three amazing St. John pieces at very low sale prices. Well, low considering that they are St. John.
St. John is a fabulous label for women who work in more traditional professions. Their beautifully constructed pieces are always appropriate in the hem length and neckline regions, plus they truly last for decades if cared for properly. Check out my finds…
This wool blend dress marries a classically conservative silhouette with a butter yellow color that is lively, but not out of place in the office. The goldtone logo belt, unlike attached belts on lower quality dresses, looks truly luxe. No need to ponder ways to replace the belt with something more attractive – it’s perfect as-is.
→ Buy the St. John Belted Golden-Button Tank Dress, $446.25 (was $995.00), at lastcall.com.
This tweed jacket is an incredible steal, particularly given how versatile it is. Pair it with a pencil skirt for a suit alternative during the week. On the weekend, wear it with a slouchy white tee and your favorite jeans for an upscale casual look. I can’t picture this jacket ever going out of style.
→ Buy the St. John Frisse Tweed Jacket, $299.00 (was $1,495.00), at saks.com.
This lavender wool dress is the perfect color for flattering brunettes and blondes alike. Accessorize with nude shoes and bag for a smart daytime look, or try contrasting shades of red or green for a bright brunch option.
→ Buy the St. John Cap-Sleeve Santana Dress, $297.50 (was $995.00), at lastcall.com.
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